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  • LSHS naming stadium after Hertzog

  • The Lee’s Summit High School stadium will be named after Dr. Robert (Bud) Hertzog, an LSHS graduate and community leader, during a special ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, on the football field. The ceremony will be held before the varsity football game between the Tigers and William Chrisman.

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  • The Lee’s Summit High School stadium will be named after Dr. Robert (Bud) Hertzog, an LSHS graduate and community leader, during a special ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, on the football field. The ceremony will be held before the varsity football game between the Tigers and William Chrisman.
    A lifelong Lee’s Summit resident, Hertzog has devoted his life to serving his community and his schools. The stadium name recognizes  Hertzog’s professional success, his exemplary service to his community and school district and his outstanding character. The athletic complex will be officially known as the Bud Hertzog Stadium.
    “I cannot think of anyone in our school district who is more respected than Bud Hertzog,” said Dr. David McGehee, Lee’s Summit superintendent. “He has continuously shared his time and talents, never hesitating to help others while providing leadership for our schools, economic development efforts, business community and civic organizations.”
    Hertzog has been involved in countless community-service projects and volunteer groups while also serving on numerous boards and leadership organizations.
    “Bud is known as a true gentleman who is caring, nurturing and visionary,” said Jack Wiley, R-7 Board of Education president. “Although one of Lee’s Summit’s most influential individuals, he is also one of the most humble and kind people I have ever met. He has been a mentor to many local leaders, serving as a role model and offering quiet but sound advice and counsel.”
    In addition to the stadium naming, the school is displaying a sculpture of Hertzog in the southwest end of the stadium. The bust, created by locally and world renowned artist Kwan Wu, was donated through the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council by anonymous donors in honor of Dr. Hertzog’s service to the council and the community.
     

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